PIA News Service - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gov’t agencies, partner stakeholders celebrate NDPR Week in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – The member-agencies of the Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) Caraga led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with CSWD started the opening ceremony of this year's observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral and followed with a motorcade program at the Butuan Central Elementary School (BCES).

Pupils with their parents and teachers of BCES also joined in the celebration.

Mr. Rico Canales, Vice President of the Butuan Association of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), said this celebration is remarkable evidence that PWDs are contributing to nation-building and not a burden to society.

"Respect and acknowledgement from the people in the communities are the things that makes us happy and makes us feel that we belong in the society," he said.

Canales also expressed his thanks to the city government thru Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr for the creation/establishment of the Rehabilitation Centers for young adults and senior citizens. "We PWDs always want to work with the people in the community and government to attain sustainable development for all," he said.

Also, the Butuan Blind Association, Butuan City Special Education Center, and Children with Autism, presented their talents through an intermission number that truly touched the minds and hearts of the guests and participants from different sectors.

With this year's theme "Building an Inclusive and Non-Handicapping Environment for Persons with Disabilities," the RCDA promotes the rights and welfare of the PWDs which includes the women and children. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DOH launches new vaccine in Caraga region

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) -- The Department of Health launched today the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in Caraga region, the recipient of the drug in the country.

“Caraga is very fortunate to be one of the first recipients of the PCV," according to Dr. Ariel Valencia, Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga regional director. "We host not only an event here, but we also are making history.”

He said that through this, more infant lives will be saved as they are most vulnerable to the disease. "We give the hope of a better generation where infants are well and healthy."

The PCV will now be a part of the regular vaccines to be given to infants below one year of age.

The integration of this vaccine is a monumental milestone in the EPI.

Caraga region together with the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are the first to receive the PCV in complement to the current Rotavirus Vaccine which was introduced in 2010. The PCV will address the need for better protection of infants against pneumococcal pneumonia.

The national launching today is graced by DOH Assistant Secretary Enrique A. Tayag representing Secretary Enrique T. Ona. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Butuan councilor & chair on social services committee lauds PWDs

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – “Persons with Disabilities are truly an inspiration to all of us.”

This was the statement of city councilor and chair of the social services committee Ferdinand Nalcot during the opening program of this year’s National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration held on Wednesday at the Butuan Central Elementary School (BCES).

Speaking before the teachers, parents, representatives of government agencies, Nalcot expressed his appreciation to the PWDs who are striving hard to live and making things worthy that would contribute development in the community.

“When I see PWDs working hard despite their disability, I feel inspired and I feel more motivated to do my part well as government worker… PWDs are model of hope and strength that we should never give up on things that will make us happy and things that will improve other people’s lives,” stressed Nalcot.

Also, Nalcot acknowledged the untiring efforts of the teachers in teaching and in molding the characters of the children especially those with disabilities.

“We commend the valuable support and efforts of our teachers especially in the public schools handling a number of pupils in a class but are still able to perform their jobs well and have been inculcating good characters to the children so they will grow responsible and God-fearing,” said Nalcot.

With this, Nalcot, as chair of the committee, encouraged the general public to promote the rights and welfare for the PWDs not only for this celebration but in every day living.

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme "Building an Inclusive and Non-Handicapping Environment for Persons with Disabilities." (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino miawhag nga suporta ang National Disability Week

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 17 (PIA) -- Giawhag ni Presidente Aquino ang katawhang Filipino labi na ang hepe sa mga ahensya sa gobyerno nga mosalmot sa nationwide nga pagsaulog sa National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week nga magsugod karong adlawa, Hulyo 17 ngadto Hulyo 23.

Si Presidente Aquino mihimo og direktiba pinaagi sa Memorandum Circular No. 50 nga gipirmahan ni Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa niadtong Hulyo , agig pag-awhag sa mga trabahante sa gobyerno, personahe sa media, ug sa katawhang Filipino sa pag partisipar sa nasangpit nga tinuig nga kalihukan aron pagpakita og suporta ngadto sa adunay kakulangan o person with disabilities (PWDs) dinhi sa nasod.

Subay niini aduna nay duha ka presidensyal nga mga direktiba ang gipagawas aron iduso ang hugot nga kooperasyon ug suporta sa publlko ngadto sa PWDs.

Kini mao ang Proclamation No. 1870 nga gipagawas niadtong tuig 1979, nga nagtudlo sa ikatulong semana sa bulan sa Hulyo isip NDPR Week aron ipakita ug saulogon ang mga inisyatibo sa disability prevention ug rehabilitation nga maoy giya sa epektibo nga paghiusa sa mga PWDs balik sa katilingban, ug ang Proclamation No. 361 nga gipagawas niadtong 2000, nga nagdeklara sa Hulyo 23 agig pagtapos sa maong tinuig nga kasulogan, nga mao usab ang adlawng natawhan ni sublime paralytic ug rebolusyonaryo Apolinario Mabini.

Ang ika 35th nga selebrasyon karong tuiga sa NDPR Week nagdala sa tema nga, “Pagmugna og Inklusibo ug Walay- Apan nga Komunidad alang sa mga Tawo nga adunay Kakulangan” (Building an Inclusive and Non-Handicapping Environment for Persons with Disabilities). (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Presidente Aquino mitudlo ug bag-ong opisyales sa nagkadaiyang ahensya sa gobyerno

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Hulyo 17 (PIA) -- Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mitudlo ug bag-ong mga opisyales sa nagkadaiyang ahensya sa gobyerno, kini ang gibutyag sa opisyal sa Malakanyang.

Si Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte mianunsyo sa maong katudloan atol sa regular nga press briefing didto sa Malakanyang kagahapon, adlaw nga Martes..

Sumala pa ni Valte, ang pangulo milagda sa katudloan sa pito (7) ka bag-ong mga Commissioner sa National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) para sa termino nga motapos sa Pebrero 20, 2016.

Ang mga bag-ong natudlo nga mga opisyales mao ang mosunod: Zenaida Brigida H. Pawid for Region I ug ang Cordilleras, Percy A. Brawner - Region II, Bayani Sumaoang - Region III ug ubang sakop sa Luzon, Dionesia O. Banua - Island Groups apil na usab ang Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Panay ug uban nga sakop sa Visayas, Datu Cosme M. Lambayon -Northern ug Western Mindanao, Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo -Southern ug Eastern Mindanao ug Era Colmo EspaƱa alang sa Central Mindanao.

Mahinumduman nga ang Presidente usab mitudlo niadtong Hulyo 12 kang Teresita G, Inciong isip executive director sa Early Childhood Care and Development Council.

Mihingalan usab ang Presidente kang Ma Gloria G. Abragan-Tango isip Assistant Secretary sa Department and Labor and Employment. Ang kasulatan sa pagtudlo kang Tangao sumala pa gilagdaan usab niadtong Hulyo 12.


Dugang pa niini, ang Presidente mitudlo usab kang Christopher Lawrence A. Arnuco isip Chairman ug Adminstrador sa Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority gilangkuban sa termino nga motapos sa Enero 17, 2014. (AMC/NGBT/PND-PIA-Surigao del Sur)